Thursday, December 21, 2006

The vanishing face of the traditional English pub



As part of the UK National Archives Podcast Series, architectural historian Geoff Brandwood looks at the enormous changes undergone by the English pub during the past 40 years. He examines what remains of unaltered pubs and what this tells us about their social history.
Link: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/podcast/going-going.mp3?from=rss
Access: Free

METU Journal of the Faculty of Architecture



The Middle East Technical University Faculty of Architecture journal is one of a relatively small number of refereed online journals available for this subject area. Published each June and December, it focuses on the theory of architectural design and planning, with a particular emphasis on the Turkish context. Recent back issues are also browseable on the website.
Link: http://jfa.arch.metu.edu.tr
Access: Free

Civic Trust Regeneration Unit



Amongst the latest additions to the Intute suite of web resources is the website of the Civic Trust's Regeneration Unit. The technical arm of the UK Civic Trust, the Unit provides specialist services in economic development, urban design and partnership development. The website describes and illustrates the Unit's work and a selection of the projects it has been involved with.
Link: www.civictrust.org.uk/regeneration
Access: Free

Monday, December 04, 2006

RIBApix



RIBApix is a growing database which provides unique architectural images from the RIBA Library's collections. It covers world architecture of all periods together with related subjects such as interior design, landscape, topography, planning, construction and the decorative arts. Many of the images are also of social documentary importance. Low resolution copies of the images may be downloaded free of charge for personal use or teaching purposes.
Link: http://www.ribapix.com
Access: Free